barabara sounds sez:
Parts of this were recorded in Paris, other parts in Beirut. Toufic Farroukh mixes jazz and club grooves, blending them together with plenty of traditional levantine instruments. I enjoyed it at the time (it came out in 2002) but soon relegated it to the far depths of my closet. Having dug it out and dusted it off, the question is: does it work? The answer has to be: only in parts.
an amazon reviewer sez:
Can't really go wrong with Toufic Farroukh – he's innovative, funky, stylish, interesting. Each of his albums is different from the others, and all arguably pretty much equally entertaining. The sound on this album is rich and exotic, a bit less jazzy and more funky than his previous albums, with lots of interesting soundscapes. If you have a liking for Arab fusion, this is one of the better albums around.